City of Parkville, MO
Platte County
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[Ord. No. 995 §601, 5-19-1987]
A. 
The driver of a vehicle intending to turn at an intersection or driveway shall do so as provided in this Section, unless a different method of turning is directed by buttons, markers, signals, signs or other devices at intersections, in which event turns shall be made in accordance with the direction of such markers, buttons, signals, signs or other devices.
1. 
Right turns. Both the approach for a right turn and execution of a right turn shall be made as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway.
2. 
Left turns on two-way roadways. At any intersection where traffic is permitted to move in both directions on each roadway entering the intersection, an approach for a left turn shall be made in that portion of the right half of the roadway nearest the center line thereof and by passing to the right of such center line where it enters the intersection. After entering the intersection the left turn shall be made so as to leave the intersection to the right of the center line of the roadway being entered. Whenever practicable, the left turn shall be made in that portion of the intersection to the left of the center of the intersection.
3. 
Left turns on other than two-way roadways. At any intersection where traffic is restricted to one (1) direction on one (1) or more of the roadways, the driver of a vehicle intending to turn left at any such intersection shall approach the intersection in the extreme left-hand lane lawfully available to the traffic moving in the direction of the travel of such vehicle, and after entering the intersection the left turn shall be made so as to leave the intersection, as nearly as practicable, in the left hand lane lawfully available to the traffic moving in such direction upon the roadway being entered.
[Ord. No. 995 §602, 5-19-1987]
A. 
A driver making a right turn shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles already within said intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard, and to any pedestrian in the crosswalk or crossing at the intersection. Right turns are permitted on red lights unless otherwise posted after coming to a complete stop and yielding the right-of-way.
B. 
A driver making a left turn shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard, and to any pedestrian in the crosswalk or crossing at the intersection.
[Ord. No. 995 §603, 5-19-1987]
A. 
No person shall turn or stop any vehicle when other traffic is present either in front, in back or laterally, and so close as to constitute a hazard, unless he shall have continuously during at least the last one hundred (100) feet traveled by his said vehicle given an appropriate and commonly approved hand, mechanical or electrical signal of such intention. Nothing herein shall prevent the making of an emergency stop or turn in order to attempt to avoid a collision where there is not sufficient time to give such signal. If such turn is to be made from a stopped position then such signal must be given prior to proceeding for such duration as to be a warning to other traffic.
B. 
All signals herein required given by hand and arm shall be given from the left side of the vehicle in the following manner, and such signal shall indicate as follows:
1. 
Left turn. Hand and arm extended horizontally.
2. 
Right turn. Hand and arm extended upward.
3. 
Stop or decrease in speed. Hand and arm extended downward.
[Ord. No. 995 §604, 5-19-1987]
Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right or left or U-turn is permitted, no driver of a vehicle shall disobey the directions of any such signs.
[Ord. No. 995 §605, 5-19-1987]
The driver of any vehicle shall not turn such vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction unless such movement can be made in safety and without interfering with other traffic.